Approach to Specialized Speech and Feeding Therapy for Children

Heather Vukelich, MS, CCC-SLP, is an ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist who specializes in working with people with Down syndrome and special needs. She worked inside the doors of the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area (Danville, CA) for 13 years and has been a member of the community since childhood. Presently she works from a home office in Danville, California.

Heather's passion for inclusion and independence translates directly into her oral sensory-motor work with children on speech clarity, oral motor development, and feeding development.

Heather is a certified TalkTools Instructor and teaches webinars, seminars, and parent feeding classes. She was trained by the creator of the TalkTools program, Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP.

Heather has recently completed the advanced Orofacial Myofunctional training program called "Myo Masterminds," taught by the very highly esteemed Breathe Institute in Los Angeles.

Heather sees children of all ages (birth — adults). Heather's specialty in working with children with Down syndrome also includes in-depth knowledge and resources regarding orthodontics, craniofacial and airway development, sleep apnea, orofacial myofunctional therapy, dietary considerations, communication programs, educational programs, medical considerations, reading programs, physical and sensory needs, as well as behavioral strategies.